May 05, 2009

A summer’s day

Kim (my wife of almost 23 years)

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
    Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
    And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
    And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
    By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
    Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
    When in eternal lines to time thou growest;
        So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
        So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Sonnet 18, William Shakespeare


  1. What a lovely portrait!! Did you take it, Rich?

  2. I did take this portrait. I was setting up the studio lighting and background in a small schoolroom to take pictures of a group of church leaders. I asked Kim to sit for me so I could take some readings. This was the result.

    She's such a babe!


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